Faribault blanket mill revival restores US jobs

Faribault blanket mill revival restores US jobs.

The above link was posted by Marg Coe on WeaveTech.

Yeah!!!  We need more factories and business like this reopened here in America.  If that equipment had been shipped overseas, it would have been lost to us forever.  Let’s make our comodities here in America, bring back the jobs from overseas, and become more dependent on ourselves for what we need.  Okay, so we might have to pay more for the things we need – wouldn’t you rather pay more for home grown and home made quality?  I would!  Buying cheap stuff that doesn’t last is a waste of our money and resources.  Besides, maybe people would treasure what they have more, and take better care of it if they had to pay a bit more for it. 

One factory down, thousands to go.  Let’s put America back to work making things for Americans.  I know this sounds so political, but why are we allowing our country to fail when we can make our own goods and succeed?

4 Responses

  1. Cindy in FL Says:

    Wonderful info! Hope it rolls across our country in other manufactories!

  2. Tina Says:

    I saw a piece on the TV about it, I was thrilled. Plus it was sooooo cool to see the size of those looms!

  3. Cheryl Says:

    Thank you so much for posting this story. How wonderful and exciting to see a mill come back to life in America! It makes me so sad that we don’t have very many mills here. It’s so sad that so many industries are being lost in America. I agree, we need to make things here for may reasons. It’s so sad that American made things are so rare that I get excited on the rare occassion that I buy something that’s actually made in the US. I’d love to have more of that and to see quality return in our products. I’d also love to work in a mill. Seems like a fun job that I’d be proud to do.

  4. Leigh Says:

    That is absolutely excellent news. Of course I love that it’s fiber, but it’s a real product, something useful, rather than some gizmo that has no serious function. Sounds like I’m on my way toward a rant, doesn’t it, LOL

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